This work explores the class of generalized linear-quadratic functions, constructed using maximally monotone symmetric linear relations. Calculus rules and properties of the Moreau envelope for this class of functions are developed. In finite dimensions, on a metric space defined by Moreau envelopes , we consider the epigraphical limit of a sequence of quadratic functions and categorize the results. We examine the question of when a quadratic function is a Moreau envelope of a generalized linear-quadratic function; characterizations involving nonexpansiveness and Lipschitz continuity are established. This work generalizes some results by Hiriart-Urruty and by Rockafellar and Wets.